The taboo on chemical weapons has lasted a century – it must be preserved | Peter Beaumont

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Whatever you think about action against Syria, it’s vital we uphold the idea that some kinds of killing are beyond the pale At about 5pm on 22 April 1915, French and Algerian troops on the Ypres front in Belgium noticed Läs mer…

The teachers of Idlib on the impossible struggle to educate their students

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In a city under siege, schoolchildren take public exams in cellars to escape the shelling, and classes are conducted by WhatsApp. Their teachers describe what it’s like to run a school in a war zone Abdulkafi Alhamdo is an English teacher Läs mer…

Arrival of chemical inspectors in Douma ‘delayed by gunfire’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian OPCW chief says UN inspectors forced to withdraw from site of attack, according to reports A UN security team doing reconnaissance at the site of an attack in the Syrian town of Douma has come under gunfire, the head of Läs mer…

Belgian firms prosecuted over chemicals exports to Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Companies say they were unaware of need for permits to export substances, one of which could be used in sarin production Three Belgian companies are being prosecuted for exporting chemicals to Syria, one of which could be used in the Läs mer…

France to strip Bashar al-Assad of his Légion d’honneur

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Emmanuel Macron starts process of removing top honour from Syrian leader The French government has begun the formal process of stripping the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, of his Légion d’honneur, as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, seeks to reform the Läs mer…

Syrian strikes boost French president’s action man image

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Emmanuel Macron had to act in Syria after making chemical weapons his red line As French fighter jets sped towards Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, sat in a windowless command-room beneath the Läs mer…